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Azerbaijani Naval Forces conducts tactical exercises in Caspian Sea


According to the combat training plan for 2020 approved by the Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, the Naval Forces started to conduct tactical exercises.


Azerbaijani Naval Forces conducts tactical exercises in Caspian Sea 925 001Azerbaijani Naval Forces conducting tactical exercises in the Caspian Sea (Picture source: Azerbaijani Navy)


Azerbaijan's naval forces launched tactical exercises in the Caspian Sea, the country's Ministry of Defense said on Monday.

The three-stage drills involved more than 20 ships, two helicopters and up to 700 military personnel, according to the ministry.

The naval forces will practice protecting energy infrastructure in the operational zone in the Caspian Sea, and conduct combat operations involving tactical ship groups.

Azerbaijan's military spending was set at nearly 2.3 billion U.S. dollars in the 2020 state budget, which is 20.9 percent more than last year.


Azerbaijani Naval Forces conducts tactical exercises in Caspian Sea 925 002Azerbaijani Naval Forces conducting tactical exercises in the Caspian Sea (Picture source: Azerbaijani Navy)